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Israeli Blacklist Documents BDS Groups to be Blocked From Country

The Strategic Affairs Ministry under Gilad Erdan has compiled a list of organizations it says promote the boycott of Israel, and will cooperate with the Interior Ministry to block members of those groups from entering the country, Hadashot news reported Saturday.

Pro Palestinians demonstrators gather in front of the city hall in Saint-Etienne, central eastern France, to protest against racism in football before the UEFA Europa League play-off football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Beitar Jerusalem on August 25, 2016. / AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE (Photo credit should read ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty …

Report: Israel Set to Block Entrance to BDS Extremists

Israeli border authorities will deny entry to a number of hardcore BDS activists who are expected to visit imminently, sources at the Strategic Affairs Ministry told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Anti-Israel demonstrators march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, June 13.. (photo credit:GEORGES ROBERT / AFP)

Report: Pitzer College Overturns Boycott Israel Student Resolution

The Pitzer College board of trustees announced on Friday that, following “careful consideration,” it had decided to “rescind…and declare…to be of no effect” a student government vote held during Passover to add an anti-Israel boycott into its bylaws.

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Texas House Passes Anti-BDS Bill

The Texas House State Affairs Committee passed on Wednesday a bill banning state contracts and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

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Washington Free Beacon: Congress Hosts First Israel Boycott Forum

The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that opponents of the State of Israel are scheduled to gather Friday on Capitol Hill for the first congressional forum dedicated to expanding the Left’s economic war on Israel that operates through the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.

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Israel Warns German Banks Over Anti-Semitic BDS Accounts – Report

The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK CITY — Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan put a number of German banks on notice that they could face penalties for enabling anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) groups to raise money through their financial

A Muslim man holds a placard reading 'Israel massacres Palestinians. Woolworths sells Israeli products', during a protest against Grammy-winning American musician Pharrell Williams near the Grand west Casino where he was holding a concert in Cape Town, on 21 September, 2015.

Israel’s Interior Minister: I May Revoke Residency Status of BDS Founder

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said on Monday that he may revoke the residency status of Omar Barghouti, founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “The revoking of citizenship or residency is a tool that is hardly ever

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40 Columbia University Professors Sign Petition to Boycott Israel

TEL AVIV – Forty Columbia University faculty members have signed a petition in favor of divestment from companies related to Israel, the Columbia Spectator reported. The petition, which was signed on Monday – the first day of so-called Israel Apartheid Week, urged the Ivy League college to “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

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Surprise! The States Can Reject the Iran Deal

The Obama administration has sent the Iran nuclear deal to Congress for a 60-day review provided by the Corker bill. However, President Barack Obama has pre-empted Congress by going to the UN Security Council first, which has already voted to end international sanctions and accept the deal. Furthermore, even if Congress rejects the deal, it will struggle to muster a two-thirds majority to override the president’s veto. There is one effective way, however, that the Iran deal can be rejected: states and local governments can refuse to comply with it.

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California Pensions Move Closer to Divesting from Coal

California’s pension funds moved one step closer to divesting from coal on Wednesday, with an Assembly committee approving SB 185 bill by a 5-1 vote. The bill, which has passed the state Senate, moves to the floor for a vote. It is likely to pass, and Gov.Jerry Brown is likely to sign it into law, though he has opposed measures to ban fracking for oil in the state.

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CA Teacher Retirement Fund Dumps Firearms Shares

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has sold its investment in Remington Outdoor, the parent company for Bushmaster firearms–the firearm that Adam Lanza stole and used in his his heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.

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Swastikas at Stanford: ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Fraternity

Stanford University president John Hennessy is condemning the vandalism of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at the university, which was daubed with swastikas that were discovered on Sunday morning, the Stanford Review reports.

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ExxonMobil tells the Guardian where to stick it

The Guardian has run a piece attacking ExxonMobil for its stubborn, selfish refusal to stop being an oil business. Here’s how the oil giant responded when asked for a quote: “ExxonMobil will not respond to Guardian inquiries because of its

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The Guardian’s editor-in-chief hits peak stupid

I’d been meaning to write today about why Oxford University should divest itself of one of its zoology graduates. But I’m afraid that will have to wait because I’ve just read today’s Guardian cover story and have realised that the

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Student Court at UC Davis Strikes down Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution

In January, students at UC Davis passed a resolution urging the school to divest from companies doing business in Israel. On Wednesday, UC Davis’s student court declared the resolution to be unconstitutional (i.e. not in accordance with standards outlined in the student court) and ruled against it, following an appeal from the university’s students.

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Muslim Students Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Jews at UC Davis

Video has emerged from a meeting of student representatives at the University of California Davis last week in which Muslim students shout “Allahu Akbar” at a group of Jewish students holding Israeli flags and leaving the meeting.